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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 29




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Tiffin, Ohio — National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 29.

The Seneca County General Health District encourages everyone to take their unneeded prescription medications — those that are old, unwanted, or no longer needed — to the nearest drop-off box to do their part in protecting our community from prescription drug misuse.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the majority of opioid addictions start with prescription pills found in medicine cabinets, and many people who misuse a prescription medication  obtained the medication from a family member or friend. Remember, pharmaceutical drugs can be just as  dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.

“Safely disposing of unneeded prescription medications protects us all, from children to seniors, from  potential misuse,” said Anne Goon, Seneca County Health Commissioner.

DEA’s National Prescription Drug Tack Back Day will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and is just one way to dispose of unneeded medications.

“We’re very fortunate that we have additional opportunities here in Seneca County to safely dispose of unneeded medications throughout the year,” Goon added.

In Seneca County, drop-off box locations include:

  • Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, 3040 S. SR 100, Tiffin
  • Tiffin Police Department, 51 E. Market St., Tiffin
  • Fostoria Police Department, 213 S. Main St., Fostoria
  • Mercy Health Tiffin, 45 S. Lawrence Drive, Tiffin
  • Fostoria Community Hospital, 501 Van Buren St., Fostoria
  • CVS Pharmacy, 733 W. Market St, Tiffin

Drop-off boxes accept pills only. No syringes or liquids can be accepted.

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